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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Anton Dohrn   31 May 1875

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

AD is aware of revolutionary character of his pamphlet [Ursprung der Wirbelthiere]. Authorities will not agree with him. Carl Gegenbaur and Ernst Haeckel are opposed. Younger biologists are disposed to accept his views. All he can expect is to put a stop to "the Amphioxus–Ascidian affair, and to open a road for speculation and for investigation on the side of the Annelid-homology".

Summary

AD is aware of revolutionary character of his pamphlet [Ursprung der Wirbelthiere]. Authorities will not agree with him. Carl Gegenbaur and Ernst Haeckel are opposed. Younger biologists are disposed to accept his views. All he can expect is to put a stop to "the Amphioxus–Ascidian affair, and to open a road for speculation and for investigation on the side of the Annelid-homology".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10003
From
Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Naples
Source of text
DAR 162: 216
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10003,” accessed on 25 August 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10003

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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